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Wayne Co. woman saved by her dog during pit bull attack

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MAR-MAC, N.C. -

A woman who was attacked by four pit bulls Wednesday in Wayne County owes her life to her pet dog, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies say Mildred Game was attacked by four pit bulls Wednesday morning in the Mar-Mac area outside of Goldsboro.

When members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and emergency services were dispatched to the location of the reported attack, two pit bulls charged a deputy as he exited his vehicle.

A spokesman for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said Game's dog saved her life by trying to break-up the attack, but her dog had to be put down at the scene because of injuries it sustained in the fight.

One of the dogs that attacked the victim was shot but survived.

All four were impounded and the sheriff's office said one was put down due to the severity of its injuries.

None of the impounded dogs were current with their rabies shots, the sheriff’s office said. The head of the animal put down while impounded was sent for testing.

Animal Control is handling the investigation and will determine whether charges will be filed against the dogs' owner, Terry Butler.

Animal Control said a complaint was made against the owner of the impounded dogs in the past concerning how the dogs were being housed.

The sheriff's office said Game is in stable but serious condition.

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